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Photo by Stanley Jones
Photo taken Cordillera Escalera, northeast of Tarapoto, Amazonas Department, Peru,Nov., 2013
Hirundinea ferruginea

Includes Swallow Flycatcher


Swallow Flycatcher
Photo by Aracari
Monte Verde, MG, Brazil, January 2007
  • Brown upperparts
  • Paler brown underparts
  • Cinnamon rufous-rump and base of the tail


Photo by jocateme
Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, January 2008

This is a widespread tropical flycatcher of South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.


Photo © by Guillermo Menendez
Cuchilla de Laureles, Tacuarembo, Uruguay, 31 January 2021


There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • H. f. sclateri:
  • H. f. ferruginea:
  • H. f. bellicosa:
  • H. f. pallidior:
  • Northern and eastern Bolivia to western Paraguay and north-western Argentina

Bellicosa is sometimes accepted as full species, Swallow Flycatcher.


Cliffs, rocks, canyons, forests,



The diet includes insects which are hawked aerially.


It nests on cliffs and buildings.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Lepage D. (2021) [Avibase - https://avibase.ca/7B20FC9D]. Retrieved 19 February 2021
  3. BirdLife International
  4. Arthur Grosset

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